"We are very pleased with the selection of these prestigious awards," said Tim Cotter, Director of MX Sports. "Winners will receive an award that depicts Ricky Carmichael at the World Center of Speed, Daytona International Speedway, which are two very successful and prestigious names in the world of racing. We expect to build this event into one of the leading Amateur Motocross races in the world"
First through third places in each class will be awarded a trophy and third through tenth place finishers will receive a special plaque.
In addition, American Honda Motor Corp. has also stepped up to provide a $16,000 Contingency payout. Honda will pay out to the top 5 finishers in 20 classes. Furthermore, American Honda staff will be onsite with their Trackside Support Truck.
For more information about the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross please visit www.mxsports.com.
To register for the event go to http://www.mxsports.com/pages/supercross/registration.
About Ricky Carmichael Ricky Carmichael won 102 AMA Motocross Nationals and 48 AMA Supercross main events for a record 150 major wins between 1997 and 2007. The Tallahassee, Florida resident won 10 AMA Motocross Championships and five AMA Supercross crowns, giving him a record 15 major titles in his career. After retiring from professional racing, he began pursuing a career in auto racing and was recently named the Most Popular Driver in the 2009 Camping World NASCAR Truck Series. As for motocross, he will forever be known as "the Goat," which stands for greatest of all-time.
About MX Sports
MX Sports, Inc. is a Morgantown, West Virginia-based motocross production company. The group coordinates the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, which includes a national qualifying program consisting of 52 Area Qualifying races held annually from February through May and 12 Regional Championship races conducted in June at select motocross facilities across the country. Less than five percent of the Area Qualifier entries actually qualify for the national championship event, held during the first week of August at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.